Local municipalities to elect new officials

The Daily Times staff
Early voting is Monday to Friday for the May 24 primary runoff election.

FARMINGTON – Residents in the cities of Farmington, Aztec and Bloomfield and the town of Kirtland will have an opportunity to vote on the future leadership of their communities on Tuesday during the municipal elections.

Farmington residents will elect City Council representatives for districts 1 and 2. Incumbent Linda Rodgers is being challenged by Thomas J. Hawkins for the District 1 council seat, which represents south and east Farmington. Mary Fischer, who has more than 20 years of experience serving on the council, is being challenged by Sean SharerJacob Beckham and Charles B. Pacheco for the District 2 council seat, which represents the western part of the city. Residents can vote between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sycamore Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St.; the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St.; and Farmington City Hall, 800 N. Municipal Drive.

In Aztec, residents will vote for two at-large City Commission seats and a municipal judge. Incumbent Judge Carlton Gray is running unopposed. District 1 incumbent Roberta Locke is running against Caleb Robison and Austin Randall. District 3 incumbent Sherri Sipe is running against Michael Forrest and Beth McClure. Both commission seats will represent the entire city. Residents can vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Aztec City Hall, 201 W. Chaco Ave.

Two at-large City Council seats will be decided during Bloomfield's election. Three candidates, including incumbents Matt Pennnigton and Curtis Lynch, are running for the seats. Benny Kling is also running. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Bloomfield City Council Chambers at City Hall, 915 N. First St. in Bloomfield.

The Kirtland mayor, Mark Duncan, and trustees Thomas WethingtonandPete Emery are running unopposed in the town election. Residents can vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kirtland Town Hall, 31 County Road 6299 in Kirtland.

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